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going to be in a tough struggle that's why we're getting this relationship with labor labor scenes is relieved they are i never expected when i first started contacting unions that the response would be so enthusiastic but the labor movement has been kicked around now for quite a while and they have to fight and they see people fighting and they see their fighting the same enemy and they see them reaching out this movement has shown such an eagerness to reach out to the mainstream of the american public and the unions represent the organized part of that the focus on the one percent and the first time in an american movement i don't even think in the thirty's that the communist party did this in their mance work i don't even think they identify the enemy as the ruling class mr speaker. mr vice president. members of congress distinguished guests and fellow americans last month i went to
andrews air force base and welcome home some of our last troops to serve in iraq. together we offered a final proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens bought. and several thousand gave their lives we gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the united states safer and more respected around the world thank you thank you thank. you to want to get a standing ovation from both democrats and republicans just keep them alive at the bottom line of the military industrial complex which just so happens that the benefits of every congressional district in the country somebody really believes that the undisputed great is they are a violent. when the world actually makes us safer and more respected i mean come on
that kind of attitude is not going to earn anyone any nobel peace prizes or anything to distinguish members of the norwegian nobel committee. citizens of america. and citizens of the world. i receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility george orwell would have had a hard time coming up with this are we really this delusional you see the more honest we are with ourselves about exactly what our foreign policy is the better chance we have to stop some of the truly horrific conditions it visits upon many of the people of the world so say it with me the us foreign policy is a blowback inducing homicidal bull in a cultural religious and geo political china shop the same time. there was tragedy . for far. too
many fans. sitting. around. the world. it was not right. feeling. that. i started in iraq in two thousand and four in two thousand and six i was in the second battle of . allusion november of two thousand and four as a human being and as a person who has a heart i can't lie to myself anybody else and say that we had a reason to be there that there's a reason for the million iraqis that died in the five thousand troops said that we say we're the greatest country in the world but we go in kill you know people in their country but we don't stop genocide in africa we don't help people that we can help that would be the greatest country in the world if we can save a million people instead of killing them and people if you're not convinced our foreign policy is morally bankrupt perhaps we should talk about money next mayors in the united states have need one point four trillion dollars for total war
spending in iraq and afghanistan since two thousand and one never wondered what one point four trillion dollars would buy well it could be the annual energy costs for every household in america five years but i hear you saying that would not do very much to decrease our dependence on foreign oil there are enough. one point four trillion dollars could convert every home in america to one hundred percent solar energy. times over or it could convert every home in america to one hundred percent wind energy knowing times over for groceries for everyone in the country for free for two years or to provide scholarships to every college student in america and award them a fifty five hundred dollar grant seven times over the more turn all volunteer firefighters into full time employees and pay them a full salary for twenty three years or pay the full time salaries of every public school teacher for the next six years instead we took one point four trillion
dollars pay a small black ops team to hunt track and kill osama bin laden. we even had money left over in the budget to decimate two countries launch hostilities resulting in over one million innocent civilians dead and counting ask yourself how many orphans going to bed with clenched fists tonight in afghanistan or iraq who grow up willing to fly a plane into the building and how many trillions are we prepared to spend on avenging that. you can do every. go to school and not just go to school but excel in school work really really hard and i graduated and really had to feeling a lot of the time very consciously in my head that. i might as well. you know i mean. was there reason for me to be in debt good evening of all the time bombs in the american economy set to explode with dire consequences this is
a big one staggering debt from student loans everyone is told a college education is a way to get ahead college tuitions though keep going up so does the borrowing and we just hit an awful milestone our nation's combined student loan debt has now hit why. one trillion dollars that averages out to twenty four thousand per student it's now larger than credit card debt in this country and it comes just as an entire generation is just starting out i have to. thank. god i.
was. getting your go anybody would have predicted that i don't. remember because it would have. people out of the streets in new york city. because something is. journalist here. the. he has so many bright. young people might be on a global stage with affordable education. and it is a challenge and justice there is in fact the whole student loan debt credit card
debt that when congress raises the loan limits schools respond to those increased long limits by raising tuition because they think that students can afford to pay more because they're actually allowed more money nobody really has the option to expect to get a comfortable. not go to college we don't have an unskilled workforce anymore we are for the workforce that we have right now it's socially irresponsible not to go to school because the entire workforce is predicated on higher education i think our education system hasn't caught up to our economy and that's one of the problems and that that's where this problem is coming and that's why people are speaking up that's why that why i'm here there are no bankruptcy protections for any student loans business the only one and all of us history that you can't ever default on you can ever discharge this invade privacy the idea of debtors union is based on a labor union model and what they did effectively when our economy was very different when there was so-called unskilled labor they negotiated with the
factories for better working conditions so that they could go back to work just that same way to you debtors union could renegotiate a better contractor arrangement with our lenders so that we can repay our loans it's employing an autonomous strategy of refusal so you were fused to do something you're saying no to something in favor of making things better. how do. you. write code you know it's really about who we believe and by truth and the sooner we . just saw these facts so whether it's b.p.
. oil. the tar sands i think of the size of florida this from an alberta i was really interested in the tar sands protests this summer because to see thousand plus people getting arrested like that willfully is pretty amazing fred a massive. all of you to tell you there is tar sands oil is not the gulf in order to get tar sands oil out you ask to destroy the art and so i think that you know find some of the pipeline but what happens after that you know i know there's a standoff with big oil i think so i think so i don't think it's the environment is going to magically go itself because we stop the pipeline and then the thing about the pipeline is and one reason that makes this so urgent is that that nasa scientist james hansen broke worry or actually a few decades back ever says that the pipeline is it will be game over game over me and so i didn't come up on you know how to boil right.
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the gold fever. turns thousands into slaves. but also among other. things multinationals. a cash cow to be milked dry i think that in this country gold medal as an environmental cost which is unacceptable to local business was labeled illegal and controlled by criminals in order to protect our lives our families and to work in peace. we are forced to pay protection to illegal groups what price is colombia going to pay for. the modest effect on our t.v. . or.
the or. the elite. league. we. think that he believes we're reading it as we go. and i think that until the people who are the naysayers come down and actually get off their narrative there's. a good dose of hope and a rarity here so old steve bruce isn't worth it so the dining and we want people to be able to use the list it's going to take time. but we can't force it but we're
not ready to. because we see a better world. we'll be. you know this organization for the sense that any american dreams. were created. was. put in a fiction you know was a heresy that's a dimension at the end you know the show you all this stuff and then they sit around somebody who has issues and problems and they talk about you know how badly that person has done and what they're going to do if they don't change their behavior and for us we're dealing with folks who have a serious addiction to corporate money. that we can expect them to get off
it on their own even on that in the smoke and i crank up the money for. trying to be very easily addictive somebody who was cool six years ago snuck up on a crack rock this is not the occupy movement has become a conduit to venue for talking about this corruption and so folks that move to a min. in my mind i. said in the bar for the critique that corporations are not persons property not speech constitutional rights are for people over eight hundred fifty six and dred scott the same supreme court so that people are property dred scott affirm slavery in two thousand cannot the supreme court said property is people killed decisions i didn't see was
was was was fun person come talk to them telling them how about cutting the many shingles and a coalition of individuals who are getting the issues coming together with a secular purpose. to land a constitutional amendment to make it clear cut it is. they do not have been here emailing them about hello that money is not political speech us. today and how he's coming top doctrines must be abolished we cannot overturn good republican night and still allow wealthy individuals to stand out enough money oh we were.
up the. uk i. feel. monstrosity look around at the power monopolies have you noticed a life as our society shapes he gets treated like us use the excuse that someone's got to lose with some push for race to the wind as if it's not going to be all this you know built on the backs of our morris brothers we're told forgotten the face we're all taught by our mothers. the people of the us the pale coolest full day here we have the most usually on a bull run to the small of his. rocks like that so much better just remember it
was the races. because. it was was my. belief. that people are realizing it very least that the way our economic system currently runs is not democratic it's not beneficial to the vast majority of people and kill we have some kind of economic democracy where in the past majority of people in their communities and in their workplaces have more decisions over what these corporations do if we want to have corporations and all then political democracy is
a sham and then the you look at the military budget. neutral but you say spends as much as the whole world somebody at a time when our infrastructure is literally a deep level grade according the american society of civil engineers we get a d.v.d. of the series rip is the future of our comics very infrastructure is going to work as of the face of those two issues which are just going on fear the one percent. in the military industrial complex suddenly we are solutions to the issues he's selling his money to invest in a new resisting the economy you know certainly his money to reform it looms them out waste the energy so you can turn roads into solar panels that's not possible we like. our money in france and the british it was frightening. frightening. that he said it was to smother
a target like the british. there are easier to fight the red streak that we are right now. here. because. they say that the occupy movements major victory to date is that we have changed the conversation and people are now debating issues such as russian equality at this point i think we can all agree there is no debate there is inequity when it comes to wealth period full stop and it is growing and the super rich are not super rich because of some force of nature like summer morphing into fall or heat always going to coal they are super rich as a result of their active participation in or their willingness to be accessories to
you criminally rig the homicidal force of a system what the occupy movement has done and why people armed with nothing more than an idea are being suppressed often violently is to acknowledge that most all of the issues are connected into war activists or through health care reform advocates or housing or labor rights advocates will thank the reform advocates you name it are now all shining a light on the root cause of inequity. see our foreign policy does in fact limit our options when it comes to health care reform a shareholder capitalism one that demands growth every quarter is directly contributing to the assault on collective bargaining issues the american dream itself the way it is understood by many as a mistress rags to riches anyone could be a millionaire greed is good grab the most toys before you die each rose should be used and i used for the greater good and the birth of a new american dream based on equity sustainability and the general welfare of the
people should be brought into being and by people i mean people not corporations i was here during the cuban foreign occupation. it was a martin luther king day. two thousand people total strangers were out of each other on the streets were having conversations across class and race lines and all the sudden we felt oh. well so this new better you can't there's no messiah going to get elected by this system and deliver hope and change we can believe in so how will the occupy movement that has wisely stayed away from promoting political parties or individual politicians navigate the minefield of the potentially co-opting force that is the presidential election cycle now this year is just going to be nuts we've never seen this much money spent on a political process in the history of the world. and this comes at a time for
a movement that is determinately to. this mad influx of money and politics so it's going to be a really scary contrast and the challenge of this movement is to create a counter narrative is to show that the justice of its cause is more interesting than anything these candidates can put on television i mentioned at the beginning that this movie is an invitation for you to join the arctic. but there are no membership dues no papers to sign all that is required is the willingness to see the world as it is and decide that you are going to be part of the solution occupy is less of an organization and more of an organism a living breathing multi and force that refuses to find mishka will be pushed into a corner of this organism is still a baby and the narrative it will be telling in the years to come is yours to write what's your alternative it isn't easy to do to get publicity due to the
image coming to your t.v. feel. to the disability people to sit in judgment. didn't you. just fall into. thankfully and have said it better myself so when they say why occupy what will your answers the first time in decades people will really discussing the world have to be this way and how can we bring a better world and this is still a whole lessons about life and freedom by describing coming back and coming back i believe because they knew it. and they knew they could change to crazy to actually the next thing from the mountain.
culture is that so much about the taxpayers' money mandating ization escaping the bottom people hearing within every third world media despond of the dramatic from water wars when it comes to describing the future management of global water resources. the great russian barrios. prevailing over hazards and asperity. to reenact an epic parade through paris. can they complain that triumph. with people's admiration for two hundred. both. good.